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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 05:16 PM
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This weekend my machine was infected with the W32.Sircam worm virus. Over 400 emails were sent from my machine by the virus, many containing attachments which had copies of the virus. The virus works by imbedding itself in the Recycled folder, altering your autoexec.bat and registry enabling it to attach itself to .doc and other files, attaching them to emails and spamming them to everyone on your mail list.

Many of you have emailed me direct for one reason or another in the past, and thus received some of the emails from my machine. If you have received odd email from either of the following accounts:
[email protected]
[email protected]

or from anyone for that matter which contains an attachment and the following text:
Hi! How are you?

I send you this file in order to have your advice

See you later. Thanks

do NOT open the file attachment. Delete it immediately and
please go to the following URL to check and clean your machine of this virus:

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Neal the Zukiguy

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 05:27 PM
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Thanks you for clearing this up. I recieved 2 e-mails from [email protected] and both had a virus. My virus scan caught them so no harm done.

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I got that email too. Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering what the heck it was. Luckily, it was sent to my yahoo email and it wouldn't let me download it. What kinda problems will this virus cause?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2001, 05:45 PM
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Resource hog really, when generating hundreds of emails and replicatring itself it bogs down your system, not to mention fills your mail server to capacity, thus causing you to lose emails that could not be delivered because your mail server was full. And ofcourse the ggravation of being on the receiving end of 8 spams from the infected person.

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so thats who it came from... I edited the information, seemed like a very simple worm virus. Good ole suck-a$$ juno with no features lets me detect any attachment and do anything I want with it! I've modified that program so much, Thanks Juno!!!! (been that address for years!)

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